Author Obaid Ul-Hassan

Obaid Ul-Hassan

Obaid Ul-Hassan is a contributor at the International Security Observer (ISO). Obaid holds a Bachelors degree in Arabic & Business Communication, comprising a one year exchange at the University of Damascus, Higher Institute of Languages. He is pursuing an M.Sc. in International Security and Law at the University of Southern Denmark, also completing a one semester exchange at Sciences Po, Paris School of International Affairs. Obaid is a former Junior Researcher at the European Institute for Asian Studies, and a former project coordinator at the Danish Atlantic Treaty Association. Obaid is Danish native speaker and he is fluent in English and Urdu, and proficient in Arabic and German.


This article sheds light on NATO’s new security strategy “Smart Defence”, and the challenges it faces. Since the end of the Cold War NATO’s role as a security hub has…